I have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts as well as degrees in biochemistry and information systems.
When not writing, I teach computer science at Raritan Valley Community College. I also teach courses on writing for children.
My debut picture book, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books, 2017), received four starred trade reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal) and many national awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book and Cook Prize Honor Book.
My next picture book biography, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Sterling Children's Books), received a Kirkus star and a Parents' Choice Gold Medal.
My latest picture book biography about a woman in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Hedy Lamarr's Double Life (Sterling Children's Books), released in 2019l.
I live in Ringoes NJ with my husband. I have two grown daughters who live in the Boston area.
I am represented by Liza Fleissig and Ginger Harris-Dontzin of the Liza Royce Agency.
Learn more about me by reading my blog tour interviews and articles for Hedy Lamarr's Double Life, Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, and Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Code.
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